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Cleo

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“Cleo is a little handful! We got her from a family friend who suspected she was a shihtzu and yorkie mix. Turns out that she’s a super mutt!”

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

What’s in that Supermutt? There may be small amounts of DNA from these distant ancestors:

Poodle (Small)

A highly intelligent and playful dog, Miniature and Toy Poodles make for great lap dogs and companions.

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Pekingese

Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the prized companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.

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Maltese

Maltese dogs are confident and friendly toy dogs, that can be high maintenance but boast a beautiful white silky coat.

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Discover dogs who share a similar breed mix to Cleo. A higher score means the two dogs have more of their breed mix in common. A score of 100% means they share the exact same breed mix!

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Poodle (Small)
Pekingese
Maltese
Supermutt

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mixed Pekingese / Poodle (Small) mix Maltese mix Poodle (Small) / Pekingese mix Mixed Pekingese Poodle (Small) Maltese Mixed Poodle (Small) Pekingese Mixed Mixed

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Cleo’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Through Cleo’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace her mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that her ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A4

Haplotype

A455

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A4

Cleo’s Haplogroup

The A4 maternal lineage is fairly rare. It is found in Cocker Spaniels, but A4 is also represented well among East Asian breeds including the Chinese Crested Dog, Shar-Pei and Shih Tzu. Moving away from Asia, it is also found among Chihuahuas (a very old breed!) and village dogs in Peru. This may be a lineage that moved into Western breeds because of their owners' tendencies to mix them up with Eastern breeds in the early modern period.

A455

Cleo’s Haplotype

Part of the A4 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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The popular Chihuahua breed descends from the A4 maternal line.

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The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Cleo inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since Cleo is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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